Samsung is definitely feeling the heat from its Chinese rivals as they continue to expand. As put an end to 2018, it seems like Samsung could be brewing a new device, dubbed as the M20, behind their secret curtains. A mysterious device from Samsung has suddenly appeared on Geekbench leaking what seems to be the internals of the Samsung Galaxy M20.
According to the leak, the alleged Samsung Galaxy M20 would be powered by an Exynos 7885 SoC and 3GB of RAM. The leak also suggests that the Samsung Galaxy M20 would run Android 8.1.0 Oreo out of the box rather than the latest iteration of Android, Android Pie. The leaked device scored 1319 and 4074 points in single-core and multi-core tests.
This means that the device would require a large collection of developers to quench the thirst of many Android ROM enthusiasts as support for Project Treble doesn’t seem to be an option here.
Speaking of the device itself, it seems like the device would be catered for the mid-range market, an area where Samsung has been struggling for more than a while now. The SoC found in the Geekbench leak, the Exynos 7885, is the same SoC found in the likes of the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus which means that it should perform pretty well out of the box. However, given that the device sports only 3GB of RAM is saddening though as 3GB RAM isn’t enough anymore. Given that GizmoChina has suggested that Samsung would be releasing the Galaxy M30 alongside the M20 tells us why Samsung may have skimped on the RAM on the device apart from the price of the device.
Given how Samsung has been pricing their devices lately, we’d suggest that the device would retail for around a $350-$400 price tag given that the Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus sport 4/6GB RAM, respectively.
|Model||Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2017)||Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)||Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)|
|Size||6″-inch (159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm, 191g)||6″-inch (159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm, 168g)||6.3"-inch (162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm, 183g)|
|Display||6.0" FHD+ (1080x2220) Super AMOLED||6.0” FHD+ (1080×2220) Super AMOLED||6.3” Full HD+ Super AMOLED, 1080×2220|
|Processor||Exynos 7885 Octa Core SoC ( 2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa)||Octa Core 2.2GHz||Octa Core (2.2GHz Quad + 1.8GHz Quad)|
|Dual SIM||Triple slots: Dual SIM & one microSD card||Dual||Dual|
|Cameras||Rear: 16MP PDAF (F1.7) | Front: 16MP (F1.9) + 8MP (F1.9)||Rear: Triple camera|
– 24MP AF (F1.7)
– Ultra Wide: 8MP (F2.4), 120°
– Depth: 5MP(F2.2)
|Main Camera : 24MP AF, F1.7
Telephoto : 2X optical zoom, 10MP AF, F2.4
Ultra Wide: 120°, 8MP, F2.4
Depth : 5MP, F2.2
|Video||4K @ 30FPS | 1080p @ 60FPS||-||-|
|Extras||Fingerprint reader, Samsung Pay (MST + NFC), Bixby||Fingerprint reader, Samsung Pay (MST + NFC), Bixby||Samsung Pay (NFC), Bixby, Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor|
While that may seem quite an inflated price from the company, it definitely does suggest that Samsung doesn’t want to play tug-of-war with their Chinese rivals anytime soon despite the aggressive offerings from the far east.
Reports have suggested that Samsung is feeling the heat from its Chinese rivals for quite a while now, especially as brands such as OnePlus, Xiaomi and Huawei continue to expand out of their homelands into territories where once Apple and Samsung dominated. Reports have also suggested that Chinese smartphone brands now equate for 52% of the total global smartphone shipments as Apple and Samsung continue to lag behind.
Whether Samsung would be able to gain some traction is yet to be seen, but by the looks of it, especially with their mid-range lineup, Samsung isn’t getting any pie in the mid-range market.